Desolation (Demon Road #2) by Derek Landy

26791238The second book in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.

Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell – five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master.

Amber and Milo’s only hope lies within Desolation Hill – a small town with a big secret; a town with a darkness to it, where evil seeps through the very floorboards. Until, on one night every year, it spills over onto the streets and all hell breaks loose.

And that night is coming.

How did I get the book? I bought it.

Previously reviewed: Demon Road

Genre: Horror (incl LGBTQIA)

Review: After the euphoria of Demon Road I started Desolation immediately. Unlike the first book, which is an epic road trip, Desolation has Amber and Milo hiding out in the one place that the Hounds from Hell can’t get to them.

Just has before Desolation has a great beginning, which hooks the reader and promises great things. Much of what I loved about Demon Road is still there; drama, twists, bad parenting, a little bit of romance (LOVED this), Amber’s demon self vs human self. Plus the humour and I really like how Amber and Milo’s relationship has developed.

One of the big differences between book 1 and its sequel is that Desolation introduces a lot of new characters and tells the story from their perspectives as well.  As the reader I felt divided as to where my focus should be. I didn’t expect Desolation to end well for everybody but with exception of Amber and Milo there are another 6 (or was it 7?) characters that you feel like you’re supposed to care about.

Desolation is a good sequel; there is a lot of character development for Amber. I’m looking forward to seeing what the conclusion of the trilogy is like.

Recommend it?


*3.5 Stars

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